Kiwanis Club of Leesburg, Virginia

Kiwanis Recognizes Key Club Faculty Advisor

Mr. William Wilkin, faculty advisor to the Stone Bridge High School’s Key Club since 2005, recently was recognized for his years of dedicated leadership to Key Club.

Mr. Wilkin is shown with Stone Bridge Key Club co-presidents Lydia and Maggie Wallis.

At its virtual district convention the Capital District of Key Club International recognized Mr. Wilkin the Dale Larsen Outstanding Faculty Advisor award for his exemplary devotion to building solid student leaders and citizens.

Mr Wilkin also received a plaque from the Key Club and the Leesburg Kiwanis Club acknowledging his dedicated service for 16 years as a mentor, role model, and coach to hundreds of students. His commitment forged strong student-led service with thousands of hours annually helping the community, including solely staffing the Salvation Army kettle in Ashburn (its highest grossing kettle in the county).

COVID-19 ALERT. The club currently is not meeting physically amid the coronavirus pandemic. We gather on Zoom meeting on the first and third Thursdays of each month, 6:30 pm. For an invitation email Secretary Bob, rcwright_va@comcast.net.

Club president braiding fleece blanket
Covid-19 hasn’t stopped us from making braided fleece blankets for pediatric patients at INOVA Loudoun Hospital in Lansdowne, Virginia.

Club response to Covid-19. Everywhere you look people in our community are hurting. Many struggle to make ends meet. At our April 16 meeting our Kiwanis club approved donations that will help those in need: Loudoun Hunger Relief, Mobile Hope Loudoun, the Saint Lucy Project of the Catholic Diocese of Arlington, and the Little Pantry outside Crossroads Baptist Church on Edwards Ferry Rd NE in Leesburg. We invite you to help too!

Founded by local business leaders in March, 1957, our organization of passionate volunteers–business people, professionals, government workers, moms and dads, and retirees–serves Loudoun County one child and one community at a time.

We are best known for sponsoring the annual Halloween parade held in Leesburg since 1957.

We sponsor Key Clubs in 8 Loudoun County high schools. Students run these service leadership programs under faculty supervision, providing much needed community service by sponsoring projects that benefit their schools and the community at large, while receiving valuable leadership training and experience.

Community service is a big part of Kiwanis—we truly serve the children of the world, beginning in Loudoun County. In our decades of service we have supported many different organizations. Our club most recently has locally supported INOVA Loudoun Hospital’s pediatric units, Loudoun Hunger Relief, Mobile Hope, the Saint Lucy Project, NIH’s Children’s Inn, a Little Pantry in northeast Leesburg, and youth projects. At Christmas we partner with Toys for Tots and deliver toys to pediatrics patients in the hospital. Presently, we are developing a reading initiative to help underserved children in the county.

What is Kiwanis?

No, we are not an airline (that’s Quantas). We are a service organization that helps kids. Here is a quick video that explains what Kiwanis is.

Interested in learning more? Check out Kiwanis International or please contact us directly for more information and to join our Kiwanis club.

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